On August 1st, University Life staff members took part in the UL Summer Day of Service! It was a great day of service for UL and area agencies and organizations. Much was accomplished in just a few hours! Thank you to all those who were able to participate and give back. It was a great day for our UL team and community helping others in the area. Save the date for next year’s day of service: July 31, 2014!
Here are just a few “highlights” from the morning service projects:
- 52 animal blankets and 37 dog pull toys made for Maddie’s Blanket to be donated to area animal shelters
- 20 children’s blankets for Project Linus to be donated to area children who are ill or traumatized
- 17 bags of garbage – full truck load from the water at Sandy Run Regional Park which removed harmful contaminants from the reservoir that serves as Fairfax County’s drinking water source
- Painting and repair projects at Sandy Run Regional Park that the park service said would have taken them 3 days to complete
- Ten beautiful paintings for the halls of the area shelters
- Approximately 100 origami cranes for Suicide Prevention Week
- Cards for military service men and women (too many to count!)
- Medical mask straps for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
- SO many weeds pulled, mulch laid, veggies planted, plants cared for in the Potomac Heights Garden
- Meeting an DC opera star at the Sunrise Senior Living Center
- Three containers of aluminum can pull tabs donated to Ronald McDonald House when we did our project hours on site
- Laughing children who had some new play mates and helpers at the Child Development Center
- Hard work cleaning and repairing facilities at the Fairfax Humane Society farm (you’ll see the horse picture in the video!)
- The EDGE Piedmont Trail clean up and educational visit helping along the trail
- Clothes for families to wear to court were donated and clothes racks were put together and items organized for the Domestic Violence Action Center
- Approximately 50 toy bags for the kids awaiting intake at the local shelters and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
- Many more moments and contributions that will make ripple effects in the community!
Please enjoy this video, thanks to Lisa Snyder, that shares the experience and achievements for the day:
Special thanks to the planning team: Katherine Aghamiri, Paul Bazzano, Jane Bennett, Charvis Campbell, Gemma Costa, Angie Hattery, Alissa Karton, Dolores Peck, Hortense Rascoe, Lisa Snyder, Sarah Wesolowski-Williamson, Allen White. These folks are great to work with and a ton of fun. I also want to extend special thanks to those who agreed to be service project coordinators for the program: Khorey Baker, Paul Bazzano, Julie Choe-Kim, Gemma Costa, Juliet Blank-Godlove, Jane Bennett, Tashia Harris, Corrine House, Jackie Inskeep, Lesley Perez, Hortense Rascoe, Bob Spousta, Sarah Wesolowski- Williamson. We are grateful for your generosity in sharing your time and talents to the program.